2004 Dodge Dakota User Reviews

2004 Dodge Dakota Review Ratings

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Average Ratings from 18 reviews

  • Performance:4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars 4.3 / 5
  • Appearance:4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars 4.5 / 5
  • Build Quality:3.8 out of 5 stars3.8 out of 5 stars3.8 out of 5 stars3.8 out of 5 stars3.8 out of 5 stars 3.8 / 5
  • Overall: 4.1 out of 5 stars4.1 out of 5 stars4.1 out of 5 stars4.1 out of 5 stars4.1 out of 5 stars 4.1 / 5

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"ride" 6 reviews
"fuel economy" 5 reviews
"power" 4 reviews
"big car" 2 reviews
"big legroom" 2 reviews
CONS
"fuel economy" 6 reviews
"transmission" 2 reviews

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Displaying 1 - 10 of 18 2004 Dodge Dakota reviews.

Ellery writes:
2004 Dodge Dakota 4 Dr SLT Plus Crew Cab SB Review
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Prefect size.  Gas milage not too bad

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V6 isn't the most powerful.  

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I Love My Truck — I really like my truck. Crew cab is the only way to go. Fun to drive with manual trans. I like the look of the 2nd Gen Dakotas alot more than the ugly new ones. Really awesome truck. The only thing I wish is that there were more aftermarket parts (like lift kits and performance chips) available.

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Wolfknyte writes:
2004 Dodge Dakota 2 Dr SXT 4WD Extended Cab SB Review
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4

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Nice little truck.  Good gas mileage and has been super reliable for me.  4x4 works like a champ.

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Just too small for me personally, and not a huge dodge fan.  

Wolfknyte
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Great Little Truck — I inherited this truck when my dad passed away. It is great for what it is; a small truck. I am just not all that fond of the styling or the size. I prefer something a little bit bigger. For anyone who is looking for a small, reliable, well behaved truck for light use, this would be an excellent choice.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Steven writes:
2004 Dodge Dakota 4 Dr SLT 4WD Crew Cab SB Review
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4

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Flat out its just a beast. Durable, powerful and a true workhorse, dodge really outdid themselves with this truck

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the gas milage...and the differential when its in 4wd is only one way so all 4 tires turn at the same rate which makes turning impossible on dry pavement, but in snow/mud its a blast

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All Around Great Truck To Own. — Props, it really gets up and goes for only having that little 4.7 in her. Gas mileage is terrible, but its a truck. It gives you that truck feeling with out the high placed seating from a Ford f series or a Chevy k10 of the same era. The Powertech 4.7 is a workhorse, wish i had a 5.9 magnum, but we've towed a 4,200lb car with a 500 lbs trailer for over 100 miles, twice and the truck takes it in stride like it wants more. If you take care of this truck she'll last a LONG time, ours is 8 years old and people are amazed when i tell them that.

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slikocca writes:
2004 Dodge Dakota 2 Dr SLT Extended Cab SB Review
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4

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Accelerates quite well.  New Michelins in correct size made huge improvement.  (Girlfriend bought this truck used 3 years ago from dealer with new tires installed by them in the wrong size.)

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Huge blind spots at mirrors & A columns.  Ride could be better.  Wheels are a unique bolt pattern.

slikocca
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I Would Not Have Bought It, But Girlfriend Likes It. — Fun to drive but requires 101% concentration due to the nasty blind spots. Girlfriend loves blowing away a Supra or Tundra accelerating down the on-ramp but they don't seem to like it much. We do all the work on it for the three years and 35K miles we have had it, so been very reasonable to maintain so far.

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wes604 writes:
2004 Dodge Dakota 4 Dr SLT Plus 4WD Crew Cab SB Review
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5

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After Market Flowmaster

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Dent in bumper :(

wes604
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Sweet Dodge Dakota — This truck has exceptionally low miles for a 2004 truck (less then 9,000 miles avg. per year) and has every extra you could want with the addition of an after market exhaust. It's in excellent mechanical condition with no leaks. Great truck! Thanks for looking.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Nic writes:
2004 Dodge Dakota 4 Dr Sport Plus 4WD Crew Cab SB Review
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ability to handle alberta winters, especially drifted backroads. Decent highway fuel mileage.

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doesn't like to shift into overdrive in colder weather, and tailgate doesn't like to stay close in the cold

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Reliable And Capable For A General Use Vehicle. Good For A College Student — Good 4x4, good power. decent pulling for a midsize truck. just about 120,000 and very few issues. 4.7 V8 has a nice rumble with a dynomax exhaust. Decent fuel mileage on highway. Looks good, simple interior. I enjoy driving it. Handles the larger tires well, doesn't take much extra power to turn them.

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William writes:
2004 Dodge Dakota 4 Dr SLT 4WD Crew Cab SB Review
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everything

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mpg

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I Love It!!!!!!!!!!!!!! — i love this truck!!!!!!!!!!! added aftermarket products to make more fun for kids.... easy to dismantle and put back together after upgrades.. love the wide 17 x 9 in stock wheels.....and oh i forgot... man does this thing have some power!!!!!!!!!

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Josh writes:
2004 Dodge Dakota 4 Dr SXT 4WD Crew Cab SB Review
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its loud

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it has a custom grill that stops me from opening the hood without a pin

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A Perfect Truck For Me — its awesome. It has 4.7 liter v8 and handles great. it is a little custom with straight pipes and a fancy grill. 16 to 20 mileage. The windows are great.they roll down. and if i'm in a bad mood, it chears me up to go for a drive

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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David writes:
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nothing

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transmission blew

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Crummy Transmission — Transmission blew out at 65,000 or so. Did drive from Connecticut to Texas in it. Gas isn't bad, neither is the regular maintenance. It is all right to drive, not a thrill seekers vehicle, but steady. I just hate that the transmission blew out.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Payton writes:
2004 Dodge Dakota 2 Dr SLT 4WD Extended Cab SB Review
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Wanna go off road?  Here's your truck.

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Wanna go on road?  Stay out of this truck.

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The Beast — This truck is an absolute off-road beast. Equipped with locking diffs an 4.6L V8 there's hardly a place where it cannot go. The only real complaint about this truck was the size. For such a big vehicle the cab was extremely small and uncomfortable, especially head room and hip room. Fuel economy was also pathetic with the off-road package.

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2008 Dodge Dakota Extended Cab. By Richard

I like the truck because it serves the purpose I bought it for, and still has some nice amenities. The only thing I would have enjoyed more about it was a 5 speed manual transmission, but they are pre... Read More

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2007 Dodge Dakota Reviews

Great Clean, Dependable, Flame Read,pick-up. By Grandpa7

I like the ability to be able to run in 2 wheel drive most of the time and have the ability to get into 4 wheel when the snow blows. Great looking truck with the SXT strips and decal on the side. ... Read More

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We love this truck! We had no trouble hauling our children around, even in heavy snow. It has done everything we expected. The gas mileage wasn't pleasant, but it's a truck... what else would you e... Read More

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2006 Dodge Dakota Reviews

Nice Truck Wish It Didn't Have The Transmission Problems By Megan

great performance, build could be better been in the shop twice for the transmission love the appearance of both the exterior and interior gas guzzles like no ones business. It is fun to drive th... Read More

Excellent Little Chick Magnet By sunnygas

Great little fun to drive truck. Stick shift is extremely fun. Looks good, basically a chick magnet. Reliable and fair gas mileage for a truck. Not a man with a lot of words, so this will have to d... Read More

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2005 Dodge Dakota Reviews

Great Truck- Ram Tough By mgrahamf8964

Love the looks of this vehicle and price point is excellent compared to other crew cabs out there. It has been very reliable and the maintenance cost are reasonable. I found my F150 to be too large fo... Read More

Power To Spare-magnum V-8 By horseygal

Big truck power-Sport truck handling-Luxury car ride. Was sister's truck and she passed on. Being a constant reminder, it needs to go to someone that needs reliable power and dependability in an Ameri... Read More

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2003 Dodge Dakota Reviews

Fun Little Truck By sharktyger

This is a gas eater with the 4.7L but has plenty of towing for such a small truck. Has that beefier look but in a smaller profile too. Box can be hard to haul full sized sheets of construction mater... Read More

Gets Me To Work, But Its Really For Fun. By glstephens08

Just bought this Truck. I had a Jeep years ago and I have wanted a 4x4 again and got a deal on this one. It seems like a great value except fuel cost, but I didn't buy it for fuel economy. I need to f... Read More

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